Teaching plan for spina bifida

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    Hello!
    I'm relatively new to the boards here but I've been reading them for awhile now. I need to do a Teaching Plan and Presentation on Spinia Bifida for my OB clinical. Since it's OB, I'm focusing more on teaching geared toward parents expecting a baby with Spinia Bifida. I thought I would cover things such as "What is Spina Bifida?", "How does it occur?", "Can it be prevented?", and then talk about ongoing care after birth (mobility issues, self-esteem, bladder control, etc.) Since this is a theoretical case & not based on a specific client, I have a fairly free reign on what topics to cover. That seems to make it more difficult, especially when you get into all of the complications that could occur. Are my ideas too general/broad? Should I pick out a few more specific topics and just stick to those? Or just focus on what to expect in the first year or so? Would appreciate any feedback.

    Thank you!
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    Sounds like you've put a lot of thought into the presentation and I think you're on the right track. Whether you go into detail about only a couple of aspects or hit the high points of several, it should be an informative presentation. If you talk much about treatment, fetal surgery is becoming more and more of an option in many cases of SB.
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    hi, elysium_won!

    one of the best consumer healthcare education information sites on the web is medline plus. by looking at what they have at their site on spina bifida will give you a guideline of how to design and what to include in your own presentation. a search of "spina bifida" on their site yielded this return of links that you can check out:

    http://search.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplu...fida&x=84&y=10 - includes a link to the home page of the spina bifida association of america

    http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic2805.htm - neural tube defects in the neonatal period

    good luck with your project. welcome to allnurses!
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    Thanks for the feedback, Eric & Daytonite! I especially appreciate the referral to Medline Plus - great information there. Why haven't I found that site before?!

    Take care!


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